This is the most beautiful houseplant I’ve encountered. Found it by accident at Home Depot - was the only one of its kind. Wish I had more !
Living Lace™ Davana Blue Star fern Phlebodium aureum
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Davana produces distinctly ruffled, scalloped, arching fronds that form a full, robust clump. The evergreen leaves emerge light green and develop a powdery blue-green patina as they age. Yellow-orange spore cases decorate the undersides of the fronds. Like most rabbit's foot ferns, this plant is an epiphyte with a creeping habit. Furry rhizomes branch out from the base and produce new leaves.
Oh, and guess who has a fern with native roots in their house? You do if you have a Phlebodium aureum. This is of course a special selection, but its parents are native to the eastern side of the Americas and the Caribbean, ranging from the extreme southeast of Georgia, south into Florida, and down to Puerto Rico.Adaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHarmful To:Pets
CharacteristicsPlant Type:HouseplantHeight Category:MediumHeight:10 - 14 InchesFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Light green maturing to blue-greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:LowLight Requirement:Medium
Low - No direct sun, not near a window. Medium - Medium bright indirect light in the AM or PM, typically from an east or west window. High - Bright direct or indirect light for much of the day, typically from a south window.Maintenance Category:ModeratePreferred Temperature:60 - 85 °FWater Category:WetHumidity Preference:HighContainer Soil Type:Indoor Potting MixNeeds Good DrainageUses:DesktopsUses:Epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to another plant for support)Uses:Humid SpacesUses:Low Light SpacesUses Notes:
Not for human or animal consumption.Maintenance Notes:
- For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
- Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf edges from browning.
- Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
- Protect furniture when watering.
- Never allow potting mix to dry out completely. This can rapidly cause many brown leaf edges. Water as soon as the surface of the potting mix feels mostly dry.
- Use a well-drained potting mix. Adding some perlite will be beneficial and improve drainage.
- This fern thrives in bright, indirect light and high humidity environments. It tends to be fairly easy to grow indoors in bathrooms and other humid spaces.
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Susie Q, Florida, United States, 18 weeks ago
This may be my favorite house plant!Laurie Goldman, South Carolina, United States, 27 weeks ago